Lumet considered firing Dunaway after she flubbed her way through her dialogue.
“The more you have flubbed, the more the anxiety builds up,” says Frank, explaining the mental phenomenon Perry is experiencing.
If Biden had flubbed this the way Obama did, this race might have been done.
Bush flubbed on Iraq because “we gave the president the wrong text.”
Romney also flubbed this, saying that it is “already illegal in this country to have automatic weapons.”
Never mind that the State Department flubbed the Russian word on the button, which translated to “over-loaded.”
Then he flubbed in Iowa, and voters moved en masse to the calculation candidate, John Kerry.
The Lester-bot lobbed one to Perry-bot, but Perry-bot flubbed the toss.
I flubbed my drive, smothered my brassie shot, and heeled my third into the woods.
Every time his name came up, somebody would say, "Oh, yes; he flubbed the contact on Whatzit."
1924, American English, perhaps suggested by fluff, flop, etc. Related: Flubbed; flubbing. As a noun, by 1952.